- Regular tile roofs, on the other hand, can be tough to install and may need replacements after a while, but generally speaking – they tend to do their job fairly well.
- Possibly one of the best properties of slate roofs, at least when safety is in question, would be the fact that they’re completely fireproof.
- Slate roofs are also well-known and beloved for their excellent looks
If you’re a proud owner of a business with headquarters in the real world (as opposed to online ones), or some warehouses where you keep your equipment or products, the sort of roof you’re going to set up can mean the difference between keeping all of your assets safe and well-protected, and having a mini-flood inside these buildings any time it rains.
The roof over your head and that covers your assets would probably be one of the most important parts of the building, so you should spare no expense to ensure it’s in the best condition possible.
Now, there are multiple types of roofs you can look into, as different sorts of roofs grant you various characteristics. Metal roofs are typically not that expensive, but they do tend to heat up a lot during the summer. Regular tile roofs, on the other hand, can be tough to install and may need replacements after a while, but generally speaking – they tend to do their job fairly well.
In this article, we’re going to talk about slate roofs – a special sort of roof that, while a tad tough to install, will last you a very long time once it’s up, so to speak. As you will see, there are multiple benefits for choosing slate as the roofing material for your roof, so sit back, relax, and read on about what makes this material so popular.
Possibly one of the best properties of slate roofs, at least when safety is in question, would be the fact that they’re completely fireproof.
This can especially be a useful fact to know if you’re living in an area where the summers are quite hot and there’s plenty of overhanging trees and other potential sources of fires.
Also, if a fire does start in your attic or somewhere inside the building or a warehouse, you can rest assured that it won’t spread further than your roof. Since slate is a type of rock, it won’t catch fire as the only way temperature can affect is for the fire to be so hot as to melt the actual rock.
(But it would take something as strong as a nuclear blast to make that happen.)
It’s not only fire that a slate roof will be able to survive, as the toughness of the slate stone will ‘fend off’ most potentially damaging elements that Mother Nature throws at it.
So, whether it’s snow, rain, hail, or any other type of precipitation, your roof has a much better chance of surviving it if the structure is made out of slate.
Well-made slate roofing can last from about 75 years all the way to 200 years, which is more than any other type of roofing.
Other than its excellent properties related to its durability and longevity, slate roofs are also well-known and beloved for their excellent looks, which makes them an interesting addition to your outdoors arrangement, so to speak.
What makes slate roofs such a good option for buildings and warehouses alike would be the fact that you’re getting a tough, uniform-looking tiles that are tough enough to survive decades and even centuries of tough weather and debris that may be falling onto it such as leaves or branches.
If you’re concerned with the impact your roofing choice of materials will have on the environment, opting for a slate roof can be an excellent idea.
The thing is, since most roofs need to be changed every couple of decades, this creates quite a lot of waste, whether it’s asphalt shingles, or some other sort of material. As we already mentioned above, slate roofs are an environmentally-friendly option because they can last up to two centuries, so the replacement milestone is too far away for you to be concerned with it too soon.
All in all, setting up a slate roof for your business-related buildings, warehouses, and other assets can be a great way to ensure that they will not only last you a long time, but that the roof will be sturdy and look good for decades or centuries to come.